Consumers still prefer shopping in-store but want innovation, says Blis report

Consumers still prefer shopping in-store but want innovation, says Blis report

Most shoppers still prefer to make purchases in-store after using the internet to research products, despite concerns that the high street is dying, according to research from Blis. 60 per cent of the over 4,500 EMEA consumers surveyed use the internet to research products before ultimately making purchases in-store. At the same time, impulse buying is […]

River Island boosts social shopping with Curalate to align social shopping experiences

River Island boosts social shopping with Curalate to align social shopping experiences

River Island has partnered with Curalate to align social shopping experiences on and away from its website. The fashion retailer is rolling out a suite of technology, streamlining its social commerce capabilities to power discovery-driven purchasing. River Island is using social commerce specialist Curalate’s Like2Buy feature to make its Instagram feed shoppable, while harnessing user […]

Pinterest opens up shopping experiences

Pinterest opens up shopping experiences

Pinterest has expanded its partners program globally to make it more accessible to third-party technology and businesses, creating more shopping experiences in the process. The Pinterest Marketing Partners program has become the global Pinterest Partners program and, with this, opened the door to more platform partners, feed management providers, shoppable experience platforms, and tag management […]

Most Brits won’t make a purchase via social media over ‘fake’ fears, says OnBuy.com survey

Most Brits won’t make a purchase via social media over ‘fake’ fears, says OnBuy.com survey

Fewer than one in six UK consumers have made a purchase using a buy button on social media with more than a third entirely opposed to the idea of buying items via social platforms. According to an OnBuy.com survey of 1,424 consumers, Brits are most open to purchasing products through Instagram (59 per cent), followed by Facebook […]

Sephora and Wildbytes Unveil the Future of Shopping with an Intelligent Mirror

Sephora and Wildbytes Unveil the Future of Shopping with an Intelligent Mirror

Sephora and experiential innovation agency Wildbytes unveil the future of retail by taking personalisation to the next level. In a world first for the international beauty chain, it has installed an intelligent digital mirror in its flagship store in Madrid, on the exclusive Calle Serrano. Powered by artificial intelligence, it delivers hyper-personalised experiences and product […]

Metrics on in-store performance need to catch up with reality of how people shop, says Conversity research

Metrics on in-store performance need to catch up with reality of how people shop, says Conversity research

2019 so far has seen the struggles of the UK high street continue, with little sign of the crisis abating any time soon. According to research by retail technology expert Conversity, part of addressing these difficulties lies in retailers getting better at how they measure the success of customer interactions across all channels and touch points, […]

Instagram Tests Way to Let You Buy Products Directly on the App

Instagram Tests Way to Let You Buy Products Directly on the App

Buying an eyeshadow palette or a pair of sneakers you spot on Instagram is about to get easier if you’re in the US.  Facebook-owned Instagram said on March 19 it’s testing a feature called checkout that will allow users to buy a product without leaving the photo-sharing app. That means Instagram users don’t have to […]

Google brings shoppable ads to image searches

Google brings shoppable ads to image searches

Google has taken a leaf out of Instagram and Pinterest’s playbooks and begun trialling shoppable ads within image searches. The ad format enables brands and retailers to highlight products available for sale within an ad featured in Google image search results. The search giant is currently testing the format with select retailers on a ‘small […]

Nosto: UK fashion retailers are best at tempting online visitors to buy, but are challenged by low spending shoppers

Nosto: UK fashion retailers are best at tempting online visitors to buy, but are challenged by low spending shoppers

Global research suggests fashion retailers in the UK are the most successful at persuading online visitors to buy, both on mobile and desktop. But UK shoppers spend less on each order than the global average (around 27% less on orders placed via mobile and 32% less on desktop orders). This is despite their orders including […]

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